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PG Monthly Newsletter (2012-09-05)

This is the Project Gutenberg newsletter for September 2012.  

CONTENTS

** In Memory of Michael Hart
** Estate Book sale September 8-9
** Wodehouse, anyone?
** Thanks!
** A new mirror site in Bulgaria
** New eBook listings


** In Memory of Michael Hart

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** Estate Book sale September 8-9

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A Short Compendium of the Catechism for the Indians, by N. L. Sifferath  40466
  [Subtitle: With the Approbation of the Rt. Rev. Frederic Baraga,
              Bishop of Saut Sainte Marie]
  [Other: Frederic Baraga]
  [Language: Ojibwa]

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** New eBook listings

TITLE and AUTHOR                                                     ETEXT NO.

~ ~ ~ ~ Posting Dates for the below eBooks:  1 Aug 2012 to 31 Aug 2012 ~ ~ ~ ~

Keltaruusu, by Mór Jókai                                                 40632
 [Subtitle: Kertomus Unkarin tasangolta ]
 [Language: Finnish ]

In the Roar of the Sea, by Sabine Baring-Gould                           40631

British Castles, by Charles H. Ashdown                                   40630

Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 93, December 17, 1887, by Various 40629
 [Editor: Francis Burnand]

The Iron Ration, by George Abel Schreiner                                40628
 [Subtitle: Three Years in Warring Central Europe]

Apró regények és esetek, by György Szemere                               40627
 [Language: Hungarian ]

Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 93, December 24, 1887, by Various 40626

Soliloques sceptiques, by François de  La Mothe Le Vayer                 40625
 [Language: French]

A Scrap-Book of Elementary Mathematics, by William F. White              40624
 [Subtitle: Notes, Recreations, Essays]

Private Sex Advice to Women, by R. B. Armitage                           40623
 [Subtitle: For Young Wives and those who Expect to be Married]

Stories from Virgil, by Alfred J. Church                                 40622

Little Tony of Italy, by Madeline Brandeis                               40621

Hilda's Mascot, by Marie E. Ireland                                      40620
 [Subtitle: A Tale of 'Maryland, My Maryland']
 [Illustrator: Donald Gardner]

Camilla, by Fanny Burney                                                 40619
 [Subtitle: or, A Picture of Youth]

The Surprises of Life, by Georges Clemenceau                             40618
 [Translator: Grace Hall]

The Teaching and Cultivation of the French Language in England           40617
 during Tudor and Stuart Times, by Kathleen Lambley
 [Subtitle: With an Introductory Chapter on the Preceding Period]

Fiends, Ghosts, and Sprites, by John Nettin Radcliffe                    40616
 [Subtitle: Including an Account of the Origin
  and Nature of Belief in the Supernatural]

A History of the Reformation (Vol. 1 of 2), by Thomas M. Lindsay         40615

Gabrielle of the Lagoon, by A. Safroni-Middleton                         40614
 [Subtitle: A Romance of the South Seas]

Arguments before the Committee on Patents of the House of                40613
 Representatives, conjointly with the Senate Committee on
 Patents, on H.R. 19853, to amend and consolidate the acts
 respecting copyright, by United States Committee on Patents
 [Subtitle: June 6, 7, 8, and 9, 1906.]

Harper's New Monthly Magazine, No. VII, December 1850, Vol. II,          40612
 by Various

Prince Charlie, by Burford Delannoy                                      40611

Notes on the Book of Leviticus, by C. H. Mackintosh                      40610

Memoir of Rev. Joseph Badger, by Elihu G. Holland                        40609
 [Subtitle: Fourth Edition]

Mitz and Fritz of Germany, by Madeline Brandeis                          40608

Excuse Me!, by Rupert Hughes                                             40607

The Legal Position of the Clergy, by P. V. Smith                         40606

The Motor Boat Club at Nantucket, by H. Irving Hancock                   40605
 [Subtitle: The Mystery of the Dunstan Heir]

Art in America, by Samuel Greene Wheeler Benjamin                        40604
 [Subtitle: A Critical and Historial Sketch]

The Root of All Evil, by J. S. Fletcher                                  40603

The Freebooters, by Gustave Aimard                                       40602
 [Subtitle: A Story of the Texan War]
 [Translator: Frederic Charles Lascelles Wraxall]

Der Fall Otto Weininger, by Ferdinand Probst                             40601
 [Subtitle: Eine psychiatrische Studie]
 [Language: German]

Over the Border, by Herman Whitaker                                      40600

Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 93, December 31, 1887, by Various 40599
 [Editor: Francis Burnand]

Children of Christmas and Others, by Edith M. Thomas                     40598

Miniature essays: Igor Stravinsky, by Anonymous                          40597

Notes on the book of Exodus, by Charles Henry Mackintosh                 40596

Cocina cómica, by Juan Pérez Zúñiga                                      40595
 [Language: Spanish]

Into the Highways and Hedges, by Frances Frederica Montrésor             40594

School-Room Humour, by Dr. MacNamara                                     40593

The Little Spanish Dancer, by Madeline Brandeis                          40592

Alexander Hamilton, by Charles A. Conant                                 40591

A Century of Science and Other Essays, by John Fiske                     40590

A Brief History of Wood-engraving from Its Invention, by Joseph Cundall  40589

The Kathá Sarit Ságara, by Somadeva Bhatta                               40588
 [Subtitle: or Ocean of the Streams of Story]
 [Translator: C.H. Tawney]

Yellowstone Nights, by Herbert Quick                                     40587

Billie Bradley and Her Classmates, by Janet D. Wheeler                   40586
 [Subtitle: The Secret of the Locked Tower]

Comrades on River and Lake, by Ralph Victor                              40585
 [Illustrator: S. Schneider]

Lancashire, by Leo Hartley Grindon                                       40584
 [Subtitle: Brief Historical and Descriptive Notes]

The God in the Car, by Anthony Hope                                      40583
 [Subtitle: A Novel]

Notes and Queries, Vol. V, Number 115, January 10, 1852, by Various      40582
 [Subtitle: A Medium of Inter-communication for Literary Men,
  Artists, Antiquaries, Genealogists, etc.]
 [Editor: George Bell]

Secret Service Submarine, by Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull             40581
 and Guy Thorne
 [Subtitle: A Story of the Present War]

A General History of the Pyrates: from Their first Rise                  40580
 and Settlement in the Island of Providence, to the
 present Time, by Daniel Defoe

Memoir of Hendrick Zwaardecroon, commandeur of Jaffnapatam               40579
 (afterwards Governor-General of Nederlands India) 1697.
  For the guidance of the council of Jaffnapatam, during
  his absence at the coast of Malabar]
 [Translator: Sophia Pieters]

In the Land of Temples, by Joseph Pennell                                40578

A Berzsenyi-leányok tizenkét volegénye, by Zoltán Ambrus                 40577
 [Subtitle: Tollrajzok a mai Budapestrol]
 [Language: Hungarian]

Smiles, by Alice Lewis Richards                                          40576
 [Subtitle: A Book of Recitations for Girls]

The Great Commission, by Charles Henry Mackintosh                        40575
 [Subtitle: Miscellaneous Writings of C. H. Mackintosh, volume IV]

The Ranche on the Oxhide, by Henry Inman                                 40574
 [Subtitle: A Story of Boys' and Girls' Life on the Frontier]
 [Illustrator: Charles Bradford Hudson]

The Other Side of the Sun, by Evelyn Sharp                               40573
 [Subtitle: Fairy Stories]
 [Illustrator: Nellie Syrett]

The Flying Bo'sun, by Arthur Mason                                       40572
 [Subtitle: A Mystery of the Sea]

The Angel, by Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull and Guy Thorne             40571

The Chronicles of Count Antonio, by Anthony Hope                         40570

Tales of Mean Streets, by Arthur Morrison                                40569

Ruhtinas Serebrjani, by Aleksei Konstantinovitsh Tolstoi                 40568
 [Subtitle: Kertomus Iivana Julman ajoilta]
 [Language: Finnish]

The Mercenary, by W. J. Eccott                                           40567
 [Subtitle: A Tale of The Thirty Years' War]

Moth and Rust, by Mary Cholmondeley                                      40566
 [Subtitle: Together with Geoffrey's Wife and The Pitfall]

A Yankee in the Far East, by George Hoyt Allen                           40565
 [Illustrator: H. S. Weller]

Jeremias, by Stefan Zweig                                                40564
 [Subtitle: Eine dramatische Dichtung in neun Bildern]
 [Language: German]

Captain Calamity, by Rolf Bennett                                        40563
 [Subtitle: Second Edition]

Snowflakes, by Esther Nelson Karn                                        40562

A przemysli repülo, by Kurt Matull                                       40561
 [Subtitle: Regény a nagy háborúból]
 [Language: Hungarian]

The Bee's Bayonet, by Edwin Alfred Watrous                               40560

The Güegüence; A Comedy Ballet in the Nahuatl-Spanish                    40559
 Dialect of Nicaragua, by Daniel G. Brinton

Huntley, by Tony P. Wrenn                                                40558
 [Subtitle: A Mason Family Country House]

The Queen Bee and Other Nature Stories, by Carl Ewald                    40553
 [Translator: G. C. Moore Smith]

Aristotle and Ancient Educational Ideals, by Thomas Davidson             40552

Juan Fernandez; la débâcle impériale, by Werner Scheff                   40551
 [Language: French]

Plain English, by Marian Wharton                                         40550

The Private Life of the Romans, by Harold Whetstone Johnston             40549

The Rival Campers, by Ruel Perley Smith                                  40548
 [Subtitle: or, The Adventures of Henry Burns]
 [Illustrator: A. B. Shute]

The Rival Campers Afloat, by Ruel Perley Smith                           40547
 [Subtitle: or, The Prize Yacht Viking]
 [Illustrator: Louis D. Gowing]

A Fortune Hunter; Or, The Old Stone Corral, by John Dunloe Carteret      40546
 [Subtitle: A Tale of the Santa Fe Trail]

The Splendid Fairing, by Constance Holme                                 40545

La lucha por la vida; Aurora roja, by Pío Baroja                         40544
 [Language: Spanish]

Die Zelle, by Fritz Kahn                                                 40543
 [Illustrator: Georg Helbig]
 [Language: German]

The Baptist Magazine, Vol. 27, June 1835, by Various                     40542
 [Editor: George  Wightman]

Brother Against Brother, by John Roy Musick                              40541
 [Subtitle: or, The Tompkins Mystery.]

The Complete Opera Book, by Gustav Kobb?                                 40540
 [Subtitle: The Stories of the Operas, together with 400
  of the Leading Airs and Motives in Musical Notation]

A Lost Cause, by Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull                         40539

Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 1, by Various   40538
 [Subtitle: "Husband" to "Hydrolysis"]

The History of Chivalry, by G. P. R. James                               40537

Whittaker & Co.'s List of Classical, Educational and                     40536
 Technical Works, by Whittaker & Co.
 [Subtitle: July 1889]

They Who Knock at Our Gates, by Mary Antin                               40535
 [Subtitle: A Complete Gospel of Immigration]
 [Illustrator: Joseph Stella]

Talks about Flowers, by M. D. Wellcome                                   40534

The Life of John Marshall Volume 4 of 4, by Albert J. Beveridge          40533

Portrait Miniatures, by George C. Williamson                             40532

A Century in the Comptroller's Office, State of New York,                40531
 1797 to 1897, by James A. Roberts

Essai d'Introduction à l'Histoire Généalogique, by Oscar de Poli         40530
 [Language: French]

The Complete Works of Nathaniel Hawthorne, Appendix to Volume XII:       40529
 Tales, Sketches, and other Papers by Nathaniel Hawthorne
 with a Biographical Sketch by George Parsons Lathrop
 [Subtitle: Biographical Sketch of Nathaniel Hawthorne]

Spanish Vistas, by George Parsons Lathrop                                40528
 [Illustrator: Charles S. Reinhart]

In League with Israel, by Annie F. Johnston                              40527
 [Subtitle: A Tale of the Chattanooga Conference]

The Chronicles of Rhoda, by Florence Tinsley Cox                         40526
 [Illustrator: Jessie Willcox Smith]

Kathie's Soldiers, by Amanda Minnie Douglas                              40525
 [Illustrator: C. Howard]

Die Osternacht, by Leopold Schefer                                       40524
 [Subtitle: Zweite Abtheilung]
 [Language: German]

Die Osternacht, by Leopold Schefer                                       40523
 [Subtitle: Erste Abtheilung]
 [Language: German]

Yorkshire Family Romance, by Frederick Ross                              40522

An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language, by John Jamieson    40521
 [Subtitle: in which the words are explained
  in their different senses, ...]

The Soul Stealer, by Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull                     40520

The Captain of the Janizaries, by James M. Ludlow                        40519
 [Subtitle: A story of the times of Scanderberg
  and the fall of Constantinople]

The Bath Keepers, v.2 (Novels of Paul de Kock Volume VII),               40518
 by Charles Paul de Kock

A Bottle in the Smoke, by Milne Rae                                      40517
 [Subtitle: A Tale of Anglo-Indian Life]

La civilisation japonaise, by Léon Louis Lucien Prunol de Rosny          40516
 [Subtitle: conférences faites à l'école spéciale des
  langues orientales]
 [Language: French]

Elijah the Tishbite, by Charles Henry Mackintosh                         40515
 [Subtitle: Miscellaneous Writings of C. H. Mackintosh, volume V]

Minority Report of the Committee on Railways in Relation to              40514
 the Hoosac Tunnel and the Railroads, by Erastus Payson
 Carpenter and Massachusetts General Court

Danes, Saxons and Normans, by John G. Edgar                              40513
 [Subtitle: or, Stories of our ancestors]

Eeva, by Santeri Alkio                                                   40512
 [Language: Finnish]

Commander Lawless V.C., by Rolf Bennett                                  40511

The Watcher, by J. Sheridan Le Fanu                                      40510
 [Subtitle: and other weird stories]
 [Illustrator: Brinsley Sheridan Le Fanu]

Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 107, July 28th 1894, by Various     40509
 [Editor: Sir Francis Burnand]

True Stories of Girl Heroines, by Evelyn Everett-Green                   40508
 [Illustrator: E. F. Sherie]

The Challenge of the Dead, by Stephen Graham                             40507
 [Subtitle: A vision of the war and the life of the
  common soldier in France, seen two years afterwards
  between August and November, 1920]

A könyv története (2. rész), by Károly Steinhofer                        40506
 [Subtitle: A könyv történeti fejlodése]
 [Language: Hungarian]

Scurvy Past and Present, by Alfred Fabian Hess                           40505

Ginger-Snaps, by Fanny Fern                                              40504

History of the State of California, by John T. Frost                     40503
 [Subtitle: From the Period of the Conquest by Spain
  to her Occupation by the United States of America]

The Brownies and Prince Florimel, by Palmer Cox                          40502
 [Subtitle: Brownieland, Fairyland, and Demonland]

The Blower of Bubbles, by Arthur Beverley Baxter                         40501

Leatherface, by Baroness Orczy                                           40500
 [Subtitle: A Tale of Old Flanders]

Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856,                40499
 Vol. I (of 16), by Thomas Hart Benton

Curiosities of Civilization, by Andrew Wynter                            40498

The Prairie Schooner, by William Francis Hooker                          40497

Histoire amoureuse des Gaules suivie des Romans historico-               40496
 satiriques du XVIIe siècle, by Roger de Bussy-Rabutin
 [Language: French]

The Ordeal of Elizabeth, by Elizabeth Von Arnim                          40495

A könyv története (1. rész), by Károly Steinhofer                        40494
 [Subtitle: A magyar könyvnyomtatás és könyvkereskedelem
  rövid története a legrégibb idoktol napjainkig]
 [Language: Hungarian]

The King of Diamonds, by Louis Tracy                                     40493
 [Subtitle: A Tale of Mystery and Adventure]

Sylvie: souvenirs du Valois, by Gérard de Nerval                         40492
 [Translator: Lucie Page]

The Red Lottery Ticket, by Fortuné Du Boisgobey                          40491

The White Canoe, by Alan Sullivan                                        40490
 [Subtitle: And other Verse]

Le Suicide, by Emile Durkheim                                            40489
 [Subtitle: Etude de Sociologie]
 [Language: French]

The Story of an Ancient Parish, by H. R. Coulthard                       40488
 [Subtitle: Breage with Germoe]

Happy-Go-Lucky, by Ian Hay                                               40487
 [Illustrator: C. E. Brock]

Uusi tilanhaltia, by Mauri Jókai                                         40486
 [Language: Finnish]

The Missing Link in Modern Spiritualism, by A. Leah Underhill            40485

Black Star's Campaign, by Johnston McCulley                              40484
 [Subtitle: A Detective Story]

These Twain, by Arnold Bennett                                           40483

The Meaning of Faith, by Harry Emerson Fosdick                           40482

Concerning Children, by Charlotte Perkins Gilman                         40481

The Quest of the Four, by Joseph A. Altsheler                            40480
 [Subtitle: A Story of the Comanches and Buena Vista]

In the Foreign Legion, by Erwin Rosen                                    40479

Days of Attica, by Charalambos Anninos                                   40478
 [Language: Greek]

With Fire and Sword, by Samuel H. M. Byers                               40477

Children of the Dawn, by Elsie Finnimore Buckley                         40476
 [Subtitle: Old Tales of Greece]
 [Illustrator: Frederick C. Pape]

The Indian in his Wigwam, by Henry R. Schoolcraft                        40475
 [Subtitle: Or Characteristics of the Red Race
  of America from Original Notes and Manuscripts]

The life and writings of Henry Fuseli, Volume III (of 3),                40474
 by Henry Fuseli and John Knowles

The History of Creation, Vol. II (of 2), by Ernst Haeckel                40473
 [Subtitle: Or the Development of the Earth and its
  Inhabitants by the Action of Natural Causes]
 [Translator: E. Ray Lankester]

The History of Creation, Vol. I (of 2), by Ernst Haeckel                 40472
 [Subtitle: Or the Development of the Earth and its
  Inhabitants by the Action of Natural Causes]
 [Translator: E. Ray Lankester]

Alamo Ranch, by Sarah Warner Brooks                                      40471
 [Subtitle: A story of New Mexico]

Expositor's Bible: The Book of Job, by Robert Watson                     40470

An Historical Summary of the Post Office in Scotland, by T. B. Lang      40469

The Barnet Book of Photography, by Various                               40468
 [Subtitle: A Collection of Practical Articles]

Indian and Scout, by F. S. Brereton                                      40467
 [Subtitle: A Tale of the Gold Rush to California]
 [Illustrator: Cyrus Cuneo]

A Short Compendium of the Catechism for the Indians, by N. L. Sifferath  40466
 [Subtitle: With the Approbation of the R. Rev.
  Frederic Baraga, Bishop of Saut Sainte Marie]
 [Language: Ojibwa]

Just Irish, by Charles Battell Loomis                                    40465

The Mystery of Lincoln's Inn, by Robert Machray                          40464

The Little Colonel's Holidays, by Annie Fellows Johnston                 40463
 [Illustrator: L. J. Bridgman]

It Was the Road to Jericho, by Annie Fellows Johnston                    40462
 [Illustrator: John R. Neill]

Indian Home Rule, by M. K. Gandhi                                        40461

Hurlbut's Life of Christ For Young and Old, by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut       40460
 [Subtitle: A Complete Life of Christ Written in Simple
  Language, Based on the Gospel Narrative]

Animal Intelligence, by George J. Romanes                                40459
 [Subtitle: The International Scientific Series, Vol. XLIV]

The Real Jesus of the Four Gospels, by J. B. Atwater                     40458

Comparative Studies in Nursery Rhymes, by Lina Eckenstein                40457

L'anarchie, by Élisée Reclus                                             40456
 [Language: French]

Master of Men, by E. Phillips Oppenheim                                  40455

Frivolities, by Richard Marsh                                            40454
 [Subtitle: Especially Addressed to Those
  Who Are Tired of Being Serious]

Tom Ossington's Ghost, by Richard Marsh                                  40453
 [Illustrator: Harold Pfiffard]

The Twickenham Peerage, by Richard Marsh                                 40452

Under One Flag, by Richard Marsh                                         40451

Violet Forster's Lover, by Richard Marsh                                 40450
 [Illustrator: E. S. Hodgson]

The Woman with One Hand (and) Mr. Ely's Engagement, by Richard Marsh     40449
 [Subtitle: Mr. Ely's Engagement]

The Child's Book of the Seasons, by Arthur Ransome                       40448
 [Illustrator: Frances Craine]

Pond and Stream, by Arthur Ransome                                       40447
 [Illustrator: Frances Craine]

Red Palmer: A Practical Treatise on Fly Fishing, by James Tayler         40446

The Life of John Marshall Volume 3 of 4, by Albert J. Beveridge          40445

The Union: Or, Select Scots and English Poems, by Various                40444

The Spirit of God As Fire, by D. Mortimore                               40443
 [Subtitle: the Globe Within the Sun Our Heaven]

A Day with the Poet Tennyson, by Anonymous                               40442
 [Illustrators: W. Hatherell, Edmund Dulac, William G. Simmonds,
  and William Heath Robinson]

A Day with William Shakespeare, by Maurice Clare                         40441
 [Illustrators: W. H. Margetson and Ernest William Haslehust]

A Day with Browning, by Anonymous and Robert Browning                    40440

Plato's Doctrine respecting the rotation of the Earth and                40439
 Aristotle's Comment upon that Doctrine, by George Grote

Plato and the Other Companions of Sokrates,                              40438
 3rd ed. Volume IV (of 4), by George Grote

Plato and the Other Companions of Sokrates,                              40437
 3rd ed. Volume III (of 4), by George Grote

Plato and the Other Companions of Sokrates,                              40436
 3rd ed. Volume II (of 4), by George Grote

Plato and the Other Companions of Sokrates,                              40435
 3rd ed. Volume I (of 4), by George Grote

The Place of Dragons, by William Le Queux                                40434

Miss Hildreth, Volume 3 of 3, by Augusta de Grasse Stevens               40433
 [Subtitle: A Novel]

Miss Hildreth, Volume 2 of 3, by Augusta de Grasse Stevens               40432
 [Subtitle: A Novel]

Miss Hildreth, Volume 1 of 3, by Augusta de Grasse Stevens               40431
 [Subtitle: A Novel]

In The Saddle, by Oliver Optic                                           40430

Robinson Crusoe's Money;, by David A. Wells                              40429
 [Subtitle: or, The Remarkable Financial Fortunes
  and Misfortunes of a Remote Island Community]
 [Illustrator: Thomas Nast]

Sermon, Delivered Before His Excellency Edward Everett, Governor         40428
 &c. on the Anniversary Election, January 2, 1839, by Mark Hopkins

Report of the Hoosac Tunnel and Troy and Greenfield Railroad by          40427
 the Joint Standing Committee of 1866, by Tappan Wentworth

Daddy Long-Legs, by Jean Webster                                         40426
 [Subtitle: A Comedy in Four Acts]

Chinese Mother Goose Rhymes, by Various                                  40425
 [Translator: Isaac Taylor Headland]

Surgical Instruments in Greek and Roman Times, by John Stewart Milne     40424

Lessons in the Art of Illuminating, by W. J. Loftie                      40423
 [Subtitle: A Series of Examples selected from Works
  in the British Museum, Lambeth Palace Library, and
  the South Kensington Museum.]

Voyages loin de ma chambre t.2, by Noémie Dondel Du Faouëdic             40422
 [Language: French]

The Comical Adventures of Twm Shon Catty, by T. J. Llewelyn Prichard     40421
 [Subtitle: Commonly known as the Welsh Robin Hood]

La voz de España contra todos sus enemigos by José María Avilés          40420
 [Language: Spanish]

The Adventures and Vagaries of Twm Shon Catti,                           40419
 by T. J. Llewelyn Prichard

It May Be True  Volume 1 of 3, by Mrs. Wood                              40418

Zeemans-Woordeboek, by J. van Lennep                                     40417
 [Subtitle: Behelzende een verklaring der woorden,
  by scheepvaart en den handel in gebruik en een
  opgave der algemeene wetsbeaplingen daarto]
 [Language: Dutch]

The Rest Hollow Mystery, by Rebecca N. Porter                            40416

Tower's Little Primer, by Anna Tower                                     40415
 [Subtitle: for the youngest class in primary school]

Sophy of Kravonia, by Anthony Hope                                       40414
 [Subtitle: A Novel]

Voyages loin de ma chambre t.1, by Noémie Dondel Du Faouëdic             40413
 [Language: French]

Not Ready                                                                40412

The Potter's Craft, by Charles F. Binns                                  40411
 [Subtitle: A Practical Guide for the Studio and Workshop]

Dickens and His Illustrators, by Frederic G. Kitton                      40410
 [Subtitle: 2nd. Ed.]
 [Illustrators: Various]

Os Maias, by José Maria Eça de Queirós                                   40409
 [Subtitle: episodios da vida romantica]
 [Language: Portuguese]

A Devotee, by Mary Cholmondeley                                          40408
 [Subtitle: An Episode in the Life of a Butterfly]

Mary Seaham, Volume 3 of 3, by Elizabeth Caroline Grey                   40407
 [Subtitle: A Novel]

Mary Seaham, Volume 2 of 3, by Elizabeth Caroline Grey                   40406
 [Subtitle: A Novel]

Mary Seaham, Volume 1 of 3, by Elizabeth Caroline Grey                   40405
 [Subtitle: A Novel]

The Elements of Geology, by William Harmon                               40404

Girls of Highland Hall, by Carolyn Watson Rankin                         40403
 [Subtitle: Further Adventures of the Dandelion Cottagers]

Sagas from the Far East, by Various                                      40402
 [Subtitle: or, Kamouk and Mongolian Traditionary Tales]
 [Editor: Rachel Harriette Busk]

Three Little Women's Success, by Gabrielle E. Jackson                    40401
 [Subtitle: A Story for Girls]

History of the Origin, Formation, and Adoption of the Constitution       40400
 of the United States, Vol. 1, by George Ticknor Curtis
 [Subtitle: With Notices of its Principle Framers]

Les Usages du Siècle, by Une Parisienne                                  40399
 [Subtitle: Lettres-Conseils pratiques Le Savoir-vivre]
 [Language: French]

Not Ready                                                                40398

Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 65, No. 403, May, 1849,           40397
 by Various

Jack Harvey's Adventures, by Ruel Perley Smith                           40396
 [Subtitle: or, The Rival Campers Among the Oyster Pirates]
 [Illustrator: Louis D. Gowing]

Theory of Groups of Finite Order, by William Burnside                    40395

Sketches from the Subject and Neighbour Lands of Venice,                 40394
 by Edward A. Freeman

The Letters of a Post-Impressionist, by Vincent Van Gogh                 40393
 [Subtitle: Being the Familiar Correspondence of Vincent Van Gogh]
 [Translator: Anthony Ludovici]

A magyar népköltés gyöngyei, by Elek Benedek                             40392
 [Subtitle: A legszebb népdalok gyüjteménye]
 [Language: Hungarian]

Der Dichter in Dollarica, by Ernst von Wolzogen                          40391
 [Subtitle: Blumen-, Frucht- und Dornenstücke aus
  dem Märchenlande der unbedingten Gegenwart]
 [Language: German]

Cathedral Cities of France, by Herbert Marshall and Hester Marshall      40390

The Life of John Marshall (Volume 2 of 4), by Albert J. Beveridge        40389

The Life of John Marshall (Volume 1 of 4), by Albert J. Beveridge        40388

Studies of Christianity, by James Martineau                              40387
 [Subtitle: or, Timely Thoughts for Religious Thinkers]

Wandering Ghosts, by F. Marion Crawford                                  40386

Project Gutenberg 40th Year Special Projects

We have several special projects we will be starting on or around July 4, and if you have a project you like to work on, why not send us a note and see if we can get a team of volunteers to help.

Our newest project is to solicit suggestions where this project should be in it’s 50th year.  Suggestions are:

  1. Make it more obvious that PG wants error messages–how to write them, where to send them, etc.
  2. Make it more obvious that PG will send DVD’s so the people who have to pay by the megabyte can use PG.
  3. An extensive library of human read audiobooks.
  4. Please make it more obvious how to do PG eBooks for Kindle, Sony, nook, and other eReaders.
  5. More current books under Creative Commons licenses. More apps for cellphones.  A model to encourage new writers to share their work in the same spirit. Showcase how people who used to be on the bad sides of various digital divides enjoyed and benefitted.
  6. Please add more bookshelves, particularly one to do eBooks from each country and make sure each one has at least one eBook to show how it can be done.
  7. Proofread the Top 100 or so downloaded books to the point where we they approach perfection.

So right now I’d like as many volunteers as possible to let me know if they would like to proofread Top Tens.

Send all emails to: hart@pglaf.org

Project Gutenberg: Perfect eBooks Challenge

In an unprecedented move, Michael Hart, the inventor of eBooks, has announced he will buy lunch for anyone who can find errors, to the tune of one per chapter [10K of text] in the flagship of eBooks, The Alice in Wonderland Stories.

This includes the two books that are often portrayed together: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, by Charles Dodgson [Lewis Carroll]

The requirements are simply that one downloads the latest eBook versions from Project Gutenberg, and email them to Prof. Hart, so he can verify that you are working from the proper edition.

If you can find as much as one error per chapter or the 10,000 letter/character equivalent, Prof. Hart will drive to Chicago, Indianapolis or St. Louis, or nearby locations to be agreed on, to buy you lunch at Chicago’s Giordano’s Pizza, or King’s BBQs in Indianapolis. A St. Louis primary location not yet chosen. Continue reading Project Gutenberg: Perfect eBooks Challenge

Project Gutenberg’s Official Facebook Page

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It should be noted that this is very much experimental – it may work, then again it may not. The more everyone gets involved, the more successful it will be.

Head over to the new Project Gutbenberg Facebook Page.

Please note that there is another PG page on Facebook, but the above link is the official one.

Volunteers Wanted

Our gutenberg.org webmaster, Marcello Perathoner, is looking for people with previous PG and Facebook experience to help administer the new Facebook page. Tasks will include; answering questions from users, removing spam, writing status updates, etc.

At this time we’ve no idea how much traffic the page will generate nor how much time it will require to administer, but if you’re able to spare a little time, then we’d love to have you onboard.

How to apply

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Working Towards Project Gutenberg’s 50th Year

One of our newest projects is to solicit suggestions as to where Project Gutenberg should be in it’s 50th year.  The current suggestions are:

  1. Make it more obvious that PG wants error messages–how to write them, where to send them, etc.
  2. Make it more obvious that PG will send DVD’s so the people who have to pay by the megabyte can use PG.
  3. An extensive library of human read audiobooks.
  4. Please make it more obvious how to do PG eBooks for Kindle, Sony, nook, and other eReaders.
  5. More current books under Creative Commons licenses. More apps for cellphones.  A model to encourage new writers to share their work in the same spirit. Showcase how people who used to be on the bad sides of various digital divides enjoyed and benefitted.
  6. Please add more bookshelves, particularly one to do eBooks from each country and make sure each one has at least one eBook to show how it can be done.
  7. Proofread the Top 100 or so downloaded books to the point where we they approach perfection.

As part of the last point above, we are right now looking for volunteers to fine tooth comb the PG eBooks of Alice In Wonderland, Through Looking-Glass & Hunting Of The Snark for errors. So we need as many volunteers as possible to let us know if you would like like to proofread Top Tens.

Continue reading Working Towards Project Gutenberg’s 50th Year

Not Whitewashers…maybe blackwasher?

40th Year Special Project!

Improved Support For Our Project Gutenberg Volunteers

As a tribute to our volunteers we would like to make an extraordinary effort to thank them for all their effort over these four decades with a program to make the work less onerous and more easy to do.

If you, or anyone you know, has any suggestions, of how we can make the work go more smoothly, more easily, and improve things for our volunteers in any manner, please answer this article and let us know.

As one particular part of this program I would like for us to create a new kind of “Blue-washers” group for the specific purpose of helping our volunteers with problem areas specific to them. i.e. some volunteers just have one or two specific production areas at which they balk at certain procedures that are insisted upon and that’s all the prevents them from being perfect volunteers. Continue reading Not Whitewashers…maybe blackwasher?

Error Correction of Project Gutenberg eBooks

As many of you know, I like to do something around this time every year to take a new step forward in Project Gutenberg.

As luck would have it, I recently received an email reminder from one of our volunteers who reads our eBooks out loud for those who need or want audio eBook versions of our library.

This volunteer was kind enough to keep a log of errors found while recording one of our classics eBooks out loud and then sent us that list of errors, and now was following up.

Due to the fact that we receive more errors messages than we have volunteers to handle, these errors were not corrected, which stimulated me to write a request for help on this in a recent Project Gutenberg Newsletter.

The results were immediate, effective, and continuing.

The new edition, complete with ~23 corrections is online and has been for a couple days already, and we are still getting more volunteers for error correction.

This is a great and wonderful thing because the one thing in the history of eBooks that separates Project Gutenberg is an everlasting continuing process of improvement. Continue reading Error Correction of Project Gutenberg eBooks

Volunteers Needed for the Gutenberg Newsletter

Back in January we mentioned that there was going to be a Newsletter Team. Unfortunately this will now not happen.

Project Gutenberg is therefore putting forward a request for volunteers to help out with the weekly newsletter. Everyone is welcome to participate no matter what your background.

Please use our Contact page and let us know your interest. All messages will be forwarded directly to Michael Hart.

Perl or Excel Experts Needed!

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If you would like a complete listing of each book title, and the accompanying data, we do have a daily listing to subscribe to, which also includes additional data on the book as it is uploaded for final preparation.

[Edited by Mike Cook]

Gutenberg Newsletter Article Writers Wanted

Since my relocation to Germany I’m struggling to find as much time to research and put together interesting articles for the newsletter, so I’m putting this request out for volunteers.

You will not be expected to write dozens of articles per week, although you are welcome :-) but if there were just a handful of people writing one per week or fortnight, this would really help to provide more interesting content for the newsletter.

Back in August, Marie Lebert wrote the excellent ‘The @folio Project‘ article and has indicated that she may have one or two more over the coming months. You could join her and help the PG Newsletter become more than just a stats listing.

If you’re interested please email me using the contact page.

I look forward to hearing from you.